By Christopher Pizzino
Mainstream narratives of the image novel’s improvement describe the form’s “coming of age,” its maturation from pulp infancy to literary maturity. In Arresting Development, Christopher Pizzino questions those confirmed narratives, arguing that the medium’s heritage of censorship and marginalization endures within the minds of its present-day readers and, crucially, its authors. Comics and their writers stay stressed by way of the stigma of literary illegitimacy and the struggles for prestige that marked their prior history.
Many photo novelists are intensely conscious of either the medium’s bothered prior and their very own tenuous prestige in modern tradition. Arresting Development offers case stories of 4 key works—Frank Miller’s Batman: The darkish Knight Returns, Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Charles Burns’s Black Hole, and Gilbert Hernandez’s Love and Rockets—exploring how their authors interact the matter of comics’ cultural status. Pizzino illuminates the separation of low and high tradition, paintings and pulp, and complex appreciation and vulgar intake as continuous affects that confirm the boundaries of literature, the prestige of readers, and the worth of the very act of reading.
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